Dear Sun Spots: Do you have the words to the song “Ebony Eyes” by the Everly Brothers? Where might I get this cassette? I do not care for CDs or DVDs.

Why did Mark Rosenthal leave Channel 13 weather and where did he go? We liked him. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, perhaps the following lyrics found at will assist you:

On a weekend pass I wouldn’t have had time

To get home and marry that baby of mine

So I went to the chaplain and he authorized

Me to send for my ebony eyes

My ebony eyes was coming to me

From out of the skies on Flight 1203

In an hour or two I would whisper “I do”

To my beautiful ebony eyes


The plane was way overdue so I went inside to the airlines desk and I said “Sir, I wonder why 1203 is so late?” He said “Aww, they probably took off late or they may have run into some turbulent weather and had to alter their course.” I went back outside and I waited at the gate and I watched the beacon light from the control tower as it whipped through the dark ebony skies as if it were searching for (my ebony eyes.) And then came the announcement over the loudspeaker- “Would those who have relatives or friends on flight number 1203 please report to the chapel across the street at once.”

Then I felt a burning break deep inside

And I knew the heavenly ebony skies

Had taken my life’s most wonderful prize

My beautiful ebony eyes

If I ever get to heaven I’ll bet

The first angel I’ll recognize

She’ll smile at me and I know she will be

My beautiful ebony eyes

To find a recording of this, you might like to check with your local music stores such as Bull Moose Music in the Lewiston Mall at 20 East Ave., Lewiston, 784-6463, to see if they carry it or can special order it for you. In addition, carries a remaster of the original recordings titled “The Definitive Everly Brothers” for $33.99 and it includes 50 tracks. They also appear to have several used selections of this which might also be of interest to you.

In response to your second question, as noted in the Feb. 8 column, WGME general manager Alan Cartwright notes Rosenthal no longer works at Channel 13. No further information was available on his whereabouts.

Dear Sun Spots: I appreciate your column. I read it daily and have used it a couple of times.

I have a new MAC computer with OSX and Classic (9). I’m a cribbage player using Hoyle Card Games but have lost the CD. So far I’ve not been able to locate one and thus I’m hoping a reader can help. Thank you in advance for your help. I can be reached at 784-2164. – Janet Krapovicky, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: There has been a lot of discussion about how roads were cleared before modern day snowplows.

My great-grandfather Charles L. Huntington of Guilford was, as stated in the manual I have, the “sole manufacturer of the Western Patent Adjustable Snow Plow” at the turn of the century into the 1920s. I believe he originally invented the plow in addition to manufacturing it. I have the actual salesman’s model which was used to demonstrate the plow to potential buyers. This plow was horse-drawn and fully adjustable for a sled runner bed and for wing width. It was used on regular vehicles, roads and also in logging operations.

I have limited material about it and would be interested if anyone out there knows more about it and/or has photographs or printed matter about it or its manufacturing operations. I may be reached at 897-4018. – Dale Farrar, Livermore Falls.

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